Thee Subject of SemI OtICs


From The Subject of Semiotics by Kaja Silverman

The writerly text comes into existence as an archaeological dig at the site of a classic text. It exhumes the cultural voices or codes responsible for the latter's enunciation, and in the process it discovers multiplicity instead of consistency, and signifying flux instead of stable meaning. The 

writerly text is one which the reader or viewer has obliged to reveal the terms of its own construction, one which has been made available as discourse instead of as a transparent poetic, novelistic, or cinematic fiction.

"...reading is not a parasitical act..."